This month , we focus on the Holy Eucharist. How wonderful that we are able to become tabernacles of Christ! How much He does for us! All we need to do is follow His lead, love one another, be good to one another, love God above all else. How easy that really is!
The other night, while we were out having dinner, someone told me that Chick-fil-A was going to open on Sundays now. My thought was- that’s a shame, they gave into the money side. We finished dinner and went home, but that thought would not leave me. On the seventh day He rested… Keep holy the Sabbath… Work six days a week but rest and worship God on the Seventh. It is so easy, have all you want but save Sunday for the Lord.
When I was a boy, Sundays were special. Get what you need from the store by Saturday because they would be closed on Sunday and you would have to do without. OMG! Somebody would have to do without! Sundays were family days. Spend time relaxing, enjoying their company, thanking the Lord for so many wonderful people, and gifts, and weather, and everything. Life seemed more simple then. It wasn’t though, it is us that complicates it. We want more. More toys, more cars, more homes, more phones, more social networks, more, more, more.
I was listening to Bishop Robert Barron yesterday, he was talking about Jesus in the temple. He was turning the tables over and telling them what a market place they had made of the temple. Well, he mentioned that “we” are temples. Are we turning our temples into a market place? When Jesus comes into your temple, does he find it as a temple or a market place? Is it organized? Are we worried about money or other worldly things? If we don’t clean it, we may forget what it is supposed to be like, and it will seem right.
One thing we can do is to make sure that when we interact with others, we watch our language. Are we giving God his due praise, or are we cursing that fool who didn’t do what we thought they should? Do we keep Sunday as a day for the Lord? Do we take the time to love one another as we should? Remember, Jesus is within each and every one of us, do we treat him right?
I know that I am going to do my best to clean my temple. I am going to do my best to keep Sunday for the Lord. I am going to do my best to find Jesus in everyone and treat Him right. I am going to do my best to remember that God didn’t promise convenience, He promised a path to eternal happiness. It is up to us to follow that path.
Thank You God, for everything.